Legal

Forms to be completed before the Ceremony are:
Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) along with sighting of original copies of below, 31 days (min) & no more than 18mths before ceremony.

Orginal proof of birth & photo ID

  • Birth Certificate & Drivers license

OR

  • Passport

Orginal proof of any previous marriages

  • Divorce papers

  • Death Certificate

 

Before the ceremony

Form to be completed (I provide) is "Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage"

 
The Ceremony
The ceremony must include, as a minimum the following; (Include these words plus anything else you would like)

Celebrant legal words
I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law" you are joined in marriage in my presence and the presence of these witnesses I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter.  Marriage according to law in Australia is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others voluntarily entered into for life”

Legal Vows (min)
“I ask the people here present to witness that I,
(Name), take you (spouse name), to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband/spouse)”
 

Certificate of Marriage Requires two Witnesses 18+

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